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Household Hazardous Waste Facility Information

Local Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) & Recycling Facilities
- Collection Event Information

  • HHW facilities usually hold monthly events for the collection of hazardous waste on an appointment basis, and some facilities offer an online appointment system for added convenience. Residents can participate free of charge.  Check the "residents who may attend" column in the table below to determine which HHW facility serves you.

  • The Del Norte and Gold Coast Recycling facilities listed below accept limited types of recyclable hazardous waste, such as latex paint, motor oil, antifreeze, batteries, electronics and flourescent lights. Both facilities are typically open 6 days per week and no appointment is needed however, proof of city residency is required. Please contact these facilities directly for additional information. Hours of operation subject to change.

  • Fully permitted HHW facilities can accept a much broader range of hazardous waste, such as paints/stains, thinners/solvents, kitchen/bath cleaners, lawn/garden products, photographic chemicals, used motor oil/antifreeze, automotive/household batteries, fluorescent light tubes, mercury containing products, gasoline/fuel oils, pool chemicals and more.  Additionally, most HHW facilities accept electronic wastes. Call the facility nearest you for more information or questions regarding particular items.  Phone numbers are included in the table below.

  • Most HHW facilities accept expired or unwanted medications however, medications containing controlled substances are not accepted pursuant to state and federal regulation. For a listing of drop-off locations to safely dispose of unwanted or expired medication, including those containing controlled substances, click here.

  • Don't wait for one of the monthly HHW events to recycle used motor oil and filters as these can be recycled at over 85 Certified Used Oil Collection Centers in Ventura County. Certified Centers do not require appointments and are more convenient than the monthly Hazardous Waste Collection Events. Additionally, Certified Centers are required by the state to pay $0.40 per gallon for used oil upon your request.

  • NEW!  The California Paint Product Stewardship Program was launched October 19, 2012 and several retail locations in Ventura County now accept used, leftover paint free of charge.  Click link for programs details and drop-off locations:  http://www.paintcare.org/california/index.php

  • All programs are free to residents however, use of the used oil collection centers, retail paint drop-off centers and other recycling facilities is highly encouraged to help reduce HHW facility operating costs for the cities and the county.

  • Several HHW collection programs offer FREE reusable products.

  • Those HHW facilities listed with an asterisk (*) preceding the facility name offer low cost disposal programs for businesses that qualify as Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generators (CESQGs). The cities of Oxnard and Ventura even subsidize a portion of waste disposal costs for their businesses. Call the appointment line number for details (businesses in Ojai, Fillmore, Santa Paula, or the Unincorporated Areas should contact PSC Environmental Services directly at 800/714-1195). Click here for detailed CESQG Program information. 

  • For general information about HHW and Recycling programs offered in Ventura County, call 805/658-4321.

Regularly Scheduled Hazardous Waste Collection
Facility Facility Collection Schedule  Residents Who May Attend Waste Types Accepted

Contact &

*County of Ventura
Pollution Prevention Center HHW Collection Events
2014 Event Calendar
4th Saturday of each month
(except May, November and December)

Cities of Fillmore, Ojai, Santa Paula, and Unincorporated Areas 

Most types of household hazardous wastes. *Electronics accepted.
By appointment
*City of Fillmore
Santa Clara River Valley HHW Collection Events

Bi-Annually; events held on the first Saturday during the months of April & October


Cities of Fillmore, Ojai, Santa Paula, and Unincorporated Areas

Most types of household hazardous wastes. *Electronics accepted. By appointment
*City of Ventura HHW Collection Events

Third Saturday of each month
(except December)

City of Ventura only (Unincorporated Areas NOT Included) Most types of household hazardous wastes. By appointment
*City of Thousand Oaks HHW Collection Events  First Saturday of each month    (except December). City of Thousand Oaks & Unincorporated Areas Most types of household hazardous wastes. *Electronics accepted. By appointment
805/449-SAVE (7283)
or schedule appt. online: www.toaks.org/GoGreen
*Clean Harbors Environmental Services HHW Collection Events 2nd Friday and Saturday
of each month.
Cities of Camarillo, Moorpark, Oxnard, Pt. Hueneme, Santa Paula, Thousand Oaks, & Unincorporated Areas Most types of household hazardous wastes. *Electronics accepted.

By appointment
or schedule appt. online:

Oxnard & Pt. Hueneme:

City of Simi Valley HHW Collection Events  3rd Saturday, bi-monthly (Jan., Mar., May, July, Sept., & Nov.)

   Cities of Simi Valley & Moorpark (Unincorporated Areas NOT included)     

Most types of household hazardous wastes.
Electronics NOT accepted.
By appointment
Gold Coast Recycling Facility 

8 AM - 7 PM

8 AM - 5 PM

Cities of Camarillo, Ojai, & Ventura (Unincorporated Areas NOT included)

Antifreeze, auto & household batteries, oil, oil filters, latex paint, high intensity lamps, fluorescent tubes. *Electronics accepted.

5275 Colt Street,
NO appointment needed
*Del Norte
Recycling Facility
7 AM - 4 PM

Buyback Center
5:30 AM - 5 PM

Cities of Oxnard & Pt. Hueneme (Unincorporated Areas NOT included) 

Antifreeze, auto & household batteries, oil, oil filters, latex paint, high intensity lamps, fluorescent tubes. *Electronics accepted. 111 Del Norte Blvd., Oxnard
NO appointment needed




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